SANTA ANA, Calif., Jan. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Protection Service, a division of Universal Services of America and one of the largest providers of security services in the U.S., is excited to announce that they have acquired the security officer services division of T&M Protection Resources, LLC (T&M). For over three decades, T&M has been providing comprehensive security and investigative services, including state-of-the-art security technologies, to clients in the metropolitan New York City area and around the world. T&M is considered by many to be one of the premier security officer services firms in the Northeast.
"We are very excited to expand our geographic footprint into the Northeast and are thrilled to be acquiring the client base, security personnel and management of T&M's security officer services division," said Steve Jones, Co-CEO and COO of Universal Services of America. "T&M's philosophy towards customer service and satisfaction, as well as their corporate culture and commitment to premium service, mirrors our own."
"I am so proud of the business that T&M has built in the security guard industry. Our security personnel are recognized as best-in-class, and the clients we serve include the signature property owners and buildings in New York City," said Robert S. Tucker, Chairman and CEO of T&M. "The decision to divest was not an easy one, but I am confident that Universal will be capable of providing the same level of service and professionalism that our clients have come to expect from T&M."
The acquisition of T&M's security officer services division will enable Universal's security force to service its clients throughout the entire U.S. and makes Universal Protection Service a major player in the Northeast and the state of New York.
"New York is a major market that we have long aspired to be in. Over the years we have admired and respected T&M and its services that so closely match our own," said Brian Cescolini, Chairman and Co-CEO of Universal Services of America. "We plan to enhance and invest resources and services into the region, with the goal of bringing a fresh approach not seen in the marketplace in many years."
Universal Protection Service is the 5th largest security company in the U.S. and the 3rd largest U.S. owned security organization. Universal Protection Service is a division of Universal Services of America, which includes Universal Building Maintenance, Universal Protection Security Systems, Universal Fire/Life Safety Services, Security Forces LLC and SFI Electronics. As they move ahead with their recent expansion, Universal looks forward to continuing to provide their clients with the best security solutions, personalized customer service and unmatched value available.
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About Universal Services of America
Founded in 1965, Universal Services of America combines an innovative mix of tradition with cutting edge systems and technology to keep pace with the ever-evolving needs of today's business environments. Headquartered in Santa Ana, Calif., with offices located nationwide, Universal employs hands-on, highly experienced management teams and continuous training to deliver consistent, high quality security solutions. Universal is made up of four unique divisions: Universal Protection Service, which offers a wide range of security professionals for commercial properties of every type; Universal Building Maintenance, which specializes in green cleaning services for every kind of facility; Universal Security Systems, which provides full-service security systems; and Universal Fire/Life Safety Services, which offers all aspects of emergency preparation. (State licenses: 1003458, 14417, 1025514, 0600, 58361, 11-1376, A2000170). Visit us at: http://www.universalpro.com. Keep up with the latest news at: http://www.universal1965.com.
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